I don't walk around with Stimpy on the floor. I can hold him only when my husband hands him to me, and he loves being petted. When he's on the floor a switch goes on that turns him into a stalker, so he's always kept away from me. He's on the back porch during the day. I don't go there when he's there. If he and I are in the house he has to be in the cage, but my husband is retired and I'm not, so he can free roam when I'm at work. I promise my shoes won't ever walk where he walks at the same time.